Graduates are allowed to bring as many guests to commencement as they wish. There is no RSVP or tickets necessary. Ceremonies are expected to last 2-3 hours.
Personal photos in academic regalia should be taken before exiting the ceremony venue — all graduates are required to return their gowns at this time.
Family and guests unable to attend, may wish to watch a live webcast of the ceremony.
Guests with Disabilities
DePaul University welcomes guests with disabilities. Commencement venues are ADA compliant. Seating options are limited and advanced planning is strongly encouraged.
For the Hearing Impaired
Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided at commencement ceremonies.
Wheelchair Seating Availability
Wheelchair seating areas are available at commencement ceremonies, with one companion seat. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that DePaul is not able to provide wheelchairs for guests.
Commencement venues are spacious in order to accommodate all guests. Guests should expect to walk distances and stand in lines. It is recommended that guests with limited mobility consider bringing their personal wheelchairs, walkers or canes.